It’s always “someone else’s” fault. There’s got to be SOMEONE to point the finger at.
But, it’s all an illusion.
Of course, people are and must be responsible for their actions. As I wrote about yesterday in my blog about why we should forgive Lance Armstrong, right now.
I’ve come to believe that it takes a very rare person to actually admit responsibility for their actions.
There’s a HUGE debate going on in the world right now about guns, the 2nd amendment, mental health and security.
People seem to think it’s just one thing. It’s not GUNS; it’s PEOPLE. It’s not people; it’s GUNS. It’s not GUNS; it’s mental health. It’s not mental health; it’s the gun laws.
What we seem to forget in this debate and all debates, is that the problems are all created by US.
There is no “them”. “Them” is an illusion. There is no them, there is only us.
And if WE created the problems, it means that WE can solve them. BUT – not at the same level of thinking that created the problems in the first place. This is basic Einstein.
The truth is that it’s all of it. And all of it stems from our own consciousness.
Guns, people, laws, mental health – all of those things have one thing in common: they are all projections of our consciousness.
So, what must change is our consciousness. And as the consciousness changes – guess what else will change? You guessed it – our approach to guns, mental health and our laws.
This is not a new idea. In fact, what a lot of people seem to be forgetting or do not realize is that this idea is basically as old as our country.
Thomas Jefferson himself wrote:
“I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.”
Jefferson calls us to become more developed, more enlightened and discover new truths that arise when circumstances change.
This was part of the brilliance with which this country was founded, that we can grow, adapt and change based on the need of the current society.
So, while there are changes that must be made within the context of mental health, gun laws and the like – my friend, if you truly want to change this country and indeed the world, start with your own consciousness.
Is it up to us to live up to the words of Jefferson, so that we may indeed form a more perfect and enlightened union?
What’s more important? The quark or the atom? The atom or the cell? The cell or the organ? The organ or the body? The body or the society? The society or the planet? The planet or the solar system? The solar system or the galaxy? The galaxy or The Uni-verse? The Uni-verse or the Multiverse?
We each are a cell that is participating in the awakening of humankind.
How will you play your part today?
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